The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Office Occupancy Trends

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted how people work and interact with each other in the workplace, resulting in hybrid working solutions that carry several unique hygiene and sanitation challenges.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Office Workplace Trends
With many businesses and organizations opting for remote work arrangements to help curb the spread of the virus, the traditional office environment has been dramatically altered.

The Impact of Dust and Pests on Building Health

Dust and pests significantly impact facility and occupant health and require consistent hygiene intervention strategies coordinated with safe and sustainable facility maintenance practices to prevent incursion, buildup, and other undesirable outcomes.

Dust and Pests Negatively Impact Building Health
Dust and pests are common nuisances that can negatively impact the health of building occupants and the overall cleanliness of a facility.

The Foundations of a Healthy Building

Researchers have identified nine areas of a facility's daily operations critical to maintaining healthy and productive schools and businesses.

The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building
A team of researchers from Harvard University, working in conjunction with experts across relevant fields, including real estate, facilities management, and academia, have identified nine fundamental characteristics of a healthy building:


Severe Norovirus Season Predicted

U.S. health officials are concerned that a convergence of increased direct social interaction and decreased handwashing levels will result in a surge of norovirus infections on par with the 2022 season.

What COVID Did to Norovirus Infections
The U.S. public response to COVID significantly impacted norovirus transmission during the 2020-21 cold and flu season.

Winter Pest Control

During the long cold months of the winter, insects and other pests that typically live outdoors will seek shelter, warmth, food, and water inside homes, schools, and businesses, leaving a trail of costly damage and disease in their wake.

Why Do Outdoor Pests Come Inside During the Winter?
When the temperatures are warmer, most insects and other pests tend to remain outdoors, where food, shelter, and water are plentiful.